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2017 Summer Camps

 Summer Camp Programs

Ace It For Autism Summer Camp:

At University of Louisville Bass-Rudd Tennis Center

Led by Meg Peavy, TennisPro, experienced in instructing children with autism.

Ages 7-18
Small adult to child ratio
No experience necessary
Great Excercise!
SPECIAL RATE of $40 for 6 lessons for all FEAT Families.

Camp Hi Ho:

Children can fish, swim, get Blob’d sky-high, jump on the water trampolines, play on the 20 foot water whoosh, tie-dye a t-shirt and make crafts, fly down the 100 foot slip n’ slide, ride in a canoe, kayak or paddle boat, shoot archery at our static range or go check out the brand new 3D range, play basketball and dodgeball at the Sport court or so much more.  They can also just chill out in Hammock City.

Dreams with Wings:

For children & teens, ages 8-21, with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.

Camp begins June 5 through July 28 (8 weeks)

Every Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

St.Andrew’s Episcopal Church 2233 Woodbourne Ave in the Highlands.

We accept 30 campers with a 2 to 1 camper to counselor ratio.

Applications may be completed electronically and submitted to Kelley Kennedy by emailing her at OR submitted at our Administrative Office located at 1579 Bardstown Rd. Louisville, KY. Please review the 2016 Dreams In Motion Policies for admission criteria and camp information. FEAT of Louisville is offering scholarships to campers in need of financial assistance.

Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts:

“If your young artist can THINK it, we can help MAKE it!”!camps/c24ry

Louisville Science Center:

“Want a fun, hands-on experience for your kids? School’s Out Science Camps offer exciting educational experiences for children in grades Pre K-10! Join us for unique topics designed to inform, engage and entertain!”

 Bear Creek Aquatic Camp:

“Bear Creek Aquatic Camp is located on a bay on scenic Kentucky Lake about 45 minutes south of Paducah, KY. It features 200 acres of waterfront property and two miles of shoreline — the perfect setting for Kentucky’s only Girl Scout aquatic camp. At Bear Creek, our older girls take camping to the next level! And this year, more than ever before, you can tailor your session to meet your interests. Like water sports? Try Aquatic Adventures. You and the other girls in your unit will decide if you focus on paddling, sailing, or windsurfing.”

Club Scientific:

“We believe that every child is a scientist and that we can make children even better scientists! Club Scientific 2015 Summer Camps season will offer 24 summer day camps.  All of our hands-on National Science Standard activities make science challenging and fun! Our camp Directors are highly trained college graduates, assisted by currently enrolled college students that have been trained by Club Scientific. “

Mercy Academy Summer Camps:

“Mercy Academy offers a wide variety of summer camps to elementary and middle school students. The camps offered range from basketball and field hockey to theater and dissection – there is something for everyone!”

The Parklands Summer Science Camps:

“Welcome to the Outdoor Classroom! Here our purpose is to teach science and natural history education through dynamic experiences in the field that stimulate curiosity, critical thinking and discovery for children, adults and families – all resulting in an enhancement to scientific literacy in our community. The Outdoor Classroom is Louisville’s newest STEAM center (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), an outdoor educational experience utilizing natural history, arts education, and exploration to teach science.”

Lexington Parks and Recreation Summer Camps:

Jewish Community Center Summer Camps:

JCC Summer Camp is more than just a place where children come to play during the summer. It is a transformative experience that your children will remember for the rest of their lives. Every camper will discover, grow and learn within the supportive and safe environment that JCC Summer Camp provides.

YMCA Cedar Ridge Day Camp:

YMCA Cedar Ridge Day Camp offers kids the fun and freedom of being outdoors while learning new skills and making new friends. Each week offers adventures that teach campers to respect and enjoy nature while having fun hiking, exploring, creating arts and crafts, swimming, singing camp songs and canoeing.

Frazier History Museum Summer Camp:

Sacagawea, secret codes, sculptures and stories galore. Join us for a fun-filled summer so full of making, playing, exploring and meeting amazing guest presenters, that you won’t even realize you’re learning! Campers will visit attractions along Main Street and meet guest presenters, artists, musicians, and story-tellers.

Anderson Woods Summer Camp


our four-day, three-night sessions, campers learn self-confidence, trust and responsibility through working together, caring for animals, tending the garden, and enjoying the beauty of nature.  It is an opportunity for them to experience fellowship with other campers and the staff while enjoying such recreational activities as swimming, fishing, hiking, kickball, crafts and more.  Camp is a place where everyone is equal. We embrace all races and spiritual beliefs.

Derby Dinner Playhouse Summer Day Camp

It is our mission to offer theatre camp to everyone, regardless of experience or skill level. Our teachers will do their very best to tailor the training to the individual.

Good Garbage Summer Camps

Campers of all ages can join us for a variety of Creative Reuse camps from June to August, where they will learn about printmaking, sculpture, painting, sewing and wearable art. We will also be offering a Creative Makers Camp. Unique to Good Garbage is our Evening Summer Camp offerings for those who cannot make day camps.!summer-camp/g3d8y

Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop

Join us this summer for an amazing experience that will change the way you play jazz! NEA Jazz Master Jamey Aebersold has been teaching and conducting jazz workshops for 50 years. If you want to learn and play with the best educators and musicians, you don’t want to miss out this summer.

Kentucky Shakespeare Camp Shakespeare

Camp Shakespeare fosters an appreciation for the words and works of William Shakespeare by providing  opportunities for children and young  adults aged 4 –18 to explore the theatre arts through imaginative play, visual arts, movement, storytelling, design, text analysis, and more!

Little Loom House Summer Camp

Welcome to The Little Loomhouse, a fiber arts education organization supported by the Lou Tate Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.  Our mission is to continue the legacy of founder Lou Tate, master weaver, by ensuring the preservation of The Little Loomhouse landmark cabins and by educating students of all ages about the history of weaving and textile arts through diverse programs, residencies and community partnerships.

Looking for Lilith Theatre Company Summer Camp

Looking For Lilith Theater Company is a women’s ensemble that creates productions and programming through re-examining history and interrogating today from women’s perspectives, a practice that frequently uncovers unheard voices. LFL productions and programming serve adults, youth and children locally, nationally and internationally.

Louisville Visual Art Summer Day Camp

All camps run from 9:00am-4:00pm with the option of adding extended hours to make the day from 8:00am-5:00pm. Camps are all held at LVA @ Clifton Center.

Carter Caldwell House Mystery at the Mansion Summer Camp

Heiress Danielle Harcourt has it all: Brains, beauty, rich parents, and a gorgeous boyfriend. But all that good fortune comes with a price…namely, murder! Students in this unique camp will perform a classic “whodunit” mystery in an actual mansion. Come create a murder with us! For students entering grades 7-11.

St. Francis Schools Summer in the Country Day Camp

Summer Camp at St. Francis is a wonderful way to try us out and see if St. Francis is right for your child or to continue the wonderful experiences of the school year. There’s nothing quite like a St. Francis Summer.  65 acres of Kentucky bluegrass, a nature preserve, a natural playground, small camp sizes, and expert teachers all in a safe and fun environment.

Walden Theater Summer Camp

Our youngest students can participate in fun Art and Imagination-based camps that teach the fundamentals of creative expression, teamwork, and even the creation or performance of a short play! The Summer Academy is a perennial favorite for 8-13 year olds, with kids working on a hilarious one-hour play that they perform at the end of each 3-week session. Middle and high school ages can enroll in challenging Skill-Building Workshops that focus on anything from Shakespeare to playActing to performing Shakespeare to Audition Skills and Musical Theatre to Playwriting, and more.

Blackacre Conservancy Summer Camp

This year, we will be dedicating one week to our preschool and Kindergarten friends for a summer adventure they won’t forget. As sports, dance, and theatre camps occupy your older ones, send the little ones to us for an outdoor adventure!



Year-round Programs

Todd Johnson ADHD Parent Group Flyer

Autism Society of Kentuckiana

Autism Resource Center (Ohio)

Eastern Kentucky University Developmental Disabilities Clinic

Families with ASD

FEAT of Louisville

YMCA Adaptive Youth Sports

Here at the Y, we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to participate in sports. YMCA Adaptive Sports programs are designed so that youth with special needs can experience building skills, confidence and friendships through sports.


Check our Camps and Programs page year round for updates! 

Tips for helping kids cope with violence

Tips from the National Institute of Mental Illness for how to help children cope with news of violence and trauma.

[box]How can I help young children who experienced trauma?

Helping children can start immediately, even at the scene of the event. Most children recover within a few weeks of a traumatic experience, while some may need help longer. Grief, a deep emotional response to loss, may take months to resolve. Children may experience grief over the loss of a loved one, teacher, friend, or pet. Grief may be re-experienced or worsened by news reports or the event’s anniversary. Some children may need help from a mental health professional. Some people may seek other kinds of help from community leaders. Identify children who need support and help them obtain it.

Examples of problematic behaviors could be:

  • Refusing to go to places that remind them of the event
  • Emotional numbness
  • Behaving dangerously
  • Unexplained anger/rage
  • Sleep problems including nightmares.

Adult helpers should:

  • Pay attention to children
  • Listen to them
  • Accept/do not argue about their feelings
  • Help them cope with the reality of their experiences.

Reduce effects of other stressors, such as:

  • Frequent moving or changes in place of residence
  • Long periods away from family and friends
  • Pressures to perform well in school
  • Transportation problems
  • Fighting within the family
  • Being hungry.

Monitor healing. It takes time. Do not ignore severe reactions. Pay attention to sudden changes in behaviors, speech, language use, or strong emotions. Remind children that adults love them, support them, will be with them when possible.

Parents and caregivers should also limit viewing of repetitive news reports about traumatic events. Young children may not understand that news coverage is about one event and not multiple similar events.


Summer 2014 : Cogmed Working Memory Training Program

Are you or your child easily distracted? Do you have trouble completing tasks or following instructions? Is your child struggling, particularly with reading comprehension and math, despite motivation and hard work? Poor working memory could be part of the problem.

Working memory is the ability to keep information in your mind for a short time, focus on a task and remember what to do next. It is a critical function closely related to the attention necessary for a wide range of cognitive tasks, and is one of the best predictors of academic achievement.

Studies consistently show that problems with attention and learning are often caused by poor working memory. This holds true for those with ADHD, learning disabilities, or milder forms of learning and attention problems. Cogmed can help. Summer is an ideal time to incorporate Cogmed into your new routine !

Cogmed Qualified Practitioner Dr. David Causey coaches you and your child along the way.

DC in CJ article 08272012The Cogmed Working Memory Training Program includes:

1. An initial interview or screening
2. A start up session
3. Five-six weeks of training – 25 sessions
4. Weekly communication via phone / email with Dr. Causey
5. Wrap- up session and report
6. 6 month follow-up interview
7. Access to the Cogmed training web
8. 100 Cogmed Extension Training Sessions for 12 months

Learn more and reserve your (this program benefits adults, too !) or your child’s place now for this summer :

Openings for Speech and Language Screenings, Evaluation & Therapy

Speech Language Pathologist Ashley Redenbaugh has immediate openings for evaluation and therapy. If your child is eligible for the Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Services, formerly covered by the Michelle P. Waiver, Square One is a contracted provider through Seven Counties Services. Contact us for more information.